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Series VI. Project Files, 1933-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains all of the records of the club's projects, activities, interests, and events they were directly or indirectly involved with from 1933-2010. The records are divided by subseries into the categories of activities the club was active in, including gardening, environmental conservation and education, garden therapy, and fundraising. There is significant correlation between the subjects in these files and the subjects of the photographs in Series XII.

Subseries 1. Conservation Activities, 1960-1990

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains all records of the club's environmental education and conservation activities. The subseries contains both general environmental awareness topics as well as specific topics of interest to the club (see Gypsy Moth, Deer Overpopulation, Squaw Run Area Watershed Association). Folders are arranged alphabetically by topic.

Folder 14 Conservation Committee, 1982-1999
Folder 15 Deer Overpopulation, 1992-1993
Folder 16 Environmental Education Curriculum, 1967-1987
Folder 17 Gypsy Moth, 1988-1991
Folder 18 Insects/Pests, 1996
Folder 19 Invasive/Non-Native Plants, 1995-1999
Folder 20 Lyme Disease, 1991-1992
Folder 21 Recycling Projects, 1989, 2007
Folder 22 Squaw Run Area Watershed Association (Borough Flooding), 1976-1982
Folder 23 Resources, 1999-2001

Subseries 2. Flower Shows, 1933-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains all records of the club's flower show activities from 1933-2010. The subseries is primarily composed of files from the manuals of the club's largest shows, Pittsburgh in Bloom (1991) and Pittsburgh on the Move (1999). However, the subseries also contains additional flower show manuals and programs from Fox Chapel Garden Club, the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and other regional garden clubs.

Folder 24 Fox Chapel Garden Club, Flower Show Programs, 1933-1975
Folder 25 Fox Chapel Garden Club, Flower Show Programs, 1981-2009
Folder 26 Flower Show Programs, Other Clubs, 1975-1998
Folder 27 Flower Show Programs, Other Clubs, 1999-2006
Folder 28 National Council of State Garden Clubs guide: "Educational Exhibits Explained", 1976
Folder 29 National Council for State Garden Clubs handbook for flower shows, 1997
Folder 30 Guestbook for "Pittsburgh in Bloom" & "Pittsburgh on the Move", 1991 & 1999
Folder 31-32 "Pittsburgh in Bloom" show manual, 1991
Folder 33-35 "Pittsburgh on the Move" show manual, 1999
Folder 36 "Pittsburgh on the Move" miscellaneous files, 1999
Folder 37 "It's Blooming Ellington" flower show, 2004
Folder 38 Various flower show materials, 1970-2004

Subseries 3. Gardening Activities, 1975-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

The subseries contain all records of the club's gardening interests, activities, and community fundraisers, particularly the annual May Market held by the club.


Box 4
Folder 1 Gardening Resources, 1989-2005
Folder 2 Garden Market / May Market, 1978-2004
Folder 3 May Market- Garden Center Files, 1990
Folder 4 May Market- Orders, 1990
Folder 5 May Market- General Information, 1990
Folder 6 May Market- Treasurer's Files, 1990
Folder 7 May Market- Report, 1994
Folder 8 May Market- Expenditures, 1994
Folder 9 May Market- Miscellaneous, 1994

Subseries 4. Garden Therapy, 1959-1996

Scope and Content Notes:

This series contains all records of the club's involvement with Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, from the establishment of the Garden Therapy program in 1959 through the fundraising and construction of the Outdoor Therapy Garden at the HealthSouth (formerly Harmarville) between 1994-1996.

Folder 10 Garden Therapy, Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, July 1, 1959 - June 30, 1960
Folder 11 Garden Therapy, Harmarville Rehabilitation Hospital, 1982-1996
Folder 12 Garden Therapy Fundraiser, 1994

Subseries 5. Additional Garden Club Projects, 1949-2010

Scope and Content Notes:

This subseries contains the records retained by the club for special events and projects. The folders are arranged alphabetically.

Folder 13 75th Anniversary Party, 2006
Folder 14 Garden Club Auctions, 1999-2003
Folder 15 "Recipes in Bloom" cookbook design files, 2009
Folder 16 Trillium Trail, 1949-1959